Lookin’ for a Cure Ocular Melanoma Run/Walk to Be Held in Dallas, TX
Ocular melanoma is a rare cancer that still requires a lot of research into treatments and a cure. The Lookin' for a Cure walk in Dallas, TX, will raise funds for this worthy cause.
Registration for the walk/run will begin at 8 a.m. on July 18. The Zumba session will begin at 8:15 and the race will start promptly at 9 a.m. The race will take participants around the scenic Bachman Lake and will finish with some more fun for everyone involved. A live band, Half Nelson, will begin playing at 10 a.m., followed by a number of speakers and raffles that will begin around 11 a.m. A shaved ice truck will be available and the band will continue to play until the event breaks up, giving participants the chance to socialize.
For those interested in walking or running at Lookin’ for a Cure, registration costs $35. Virtual runners and walkers may register for $25. The event is also looking for volunteers to help manage the event. Sponsors are also invited to join in for no additional charge. This event is sponsored by Bright Industries, Texas Retina Associates, Liberty Burger, Goody Goody Wine, Beer and Liquor, Tomlin Investments and McLarty and Pope Law Firm.
Walk organizer Lori Caperton said, “Being handed a life sentence, I felt someone needed to change this. Why not me? I have watched my fellow warriors drop one by one, two by two each month. With their voice, my anger, and their spirit, I will fight for us to the end. I have organized this 5K walk in Dallas at Bachman Lake on July 18th in honor of those that have lost this battle. For research, for awareness, for life."
The Lookin’ for a Cure Ocular Melanoma Run/Walk has a goal of raising $50,000 this year. This event is in its first year and will continue to operate as long as individuals need treatment for this type of cancer. Ocular melanoma affects about 2,500 new people in the United States every year, and it’s time to start moving toward a cure.
Anyone who would like information about participating, donating, volunteering or sponsoring this event can find out more by visiting the Lookin’ for a Cure Ocular Melanoma Run/Walk website (http://acis.kintera.org/
About the Lookin’ for a Cure Ocular Melanoma Run/Walk: In its first year, the Lookin’ for a Cure Ocular Melanoma Run/Walk will be held at Bachman Park in Dallas, Texas. They have a goal to raise at least $50,000 that can be used to look for better treatment options and improve the outlook for those who are diagnosed with this rare type of cancer. Participants in the run/walk will enjoy a morning full of fun and entertainment while raising money for a good cause.